Visiting The New Windsor Cantonment (7/21/2012) – Part 2

Hello again and welcome back to the historical side of this here blog. A few days ago I shared part one of the time that I was spending on the New Windsor Cantonment not too many days ago and since I was taking so many photos had decided to portion them out into two distinct but related chapters. terms of the photos that I was getting in the trusty Panasonic Lumix so I decided to portion them out into two chapters. I’ll finish up with the artillery room and then head outside for some other interesting stuff. Here we go.

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

Here’s a video of Matt giving us the Blacksmith demonstration. I captured this with the handy dandy sidearm camera.

Below you’ll find a few images of the typical tools used by the Smithie back in these Colonial Times.

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

Matt then donned some proper Colonial Infantry garb and demonstrated to our group of interested visitors how a musket was loaded and fired.

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

Here’s a quick video that show’s the rest of you out there just what we saw. It was pretty cool.

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment

I hope you enjoyed this historical presentation. Man it makes you sit back and think about how far we have come as a society when you see stuff from back in these Colonial times. I still had a couple of stops on the journey according to my regional tour guide Pete so stay tuned as I will be presenting those visuals for you soon enough. Remember to head up to New Windsor NY if its easily doable and appreciate some of our country’s historic past.

Official Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Windsor_Cantonment_State_Historic_Site

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